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Written by: Abby Wood

Photograhy by: Crystal Albo

One of my favorite things about being a personal wardrobe stylist is the shopping! I love the thrill of the hunt to find unique pieces that will enhance my clients’ wardrobes. When I go shopping, I search at multiple locations–department stores, fast-fashion shops, online and even everyone’s favorite, Target! Lately I have shifted to shopping more and more at locally owned boutiques.

My retail experience was for a company that put an emphasis on developing long-lasting relationships with customers. The merchandise was great and excellent customer service was always an expectation. Now that I’m running my own business, I’m always looking for places to shop that will measure up to those key fundamentals for retail success. Luckily, I have found some great new spots that meet my high standards, and they are all small, locally owned boutiques! People often ask, “Where do you do most of your shopping?” If I can make a local KC boutique work for a client, I am definitely going to try.

These stores have quickly become my go-to locations also because of the great people who run them! Check out some of these companies to find some pieces to keep your look unique and fun!


Addie Rose Boutique

The first time I stopped in to visit this boutique, I fell in love with not only the merchandise but the vibe as well. The owner, Meagan Doyle, is always cheerful and greets you by name. New merchandise arrives every week, so there are always fresh finds. If you’re looking for fun, on-trend pieces at a great price point, this place is for you! Follow @addieroseboutique on Instagram for new arrivals.

Addie Rose Boutique, 4870 W 135th St., Leawood,



Scoobie is a fashion forward, ’70s-inspired brand owned by Sarah Jabbour. She knows the KC market and knows what they want. By hand selecting all of her merchandise throughout the year, she provides fun, unique pieces that will be sure to catch your eye and not sting your wallet. You can find the adorable and hip stylings of this brand at Trendz, the KC Garment District or online! Follow @shopscoobie for outfit ideas and pieces you probably need!




Located on the amazing Country Club Plaza, Tulip offers a stylish and more sophisticated selection of clothing and accessories. If you’re searching for one-of-a-kind pieces that can be casual and polished, this gem is for you. They even carry one of my favorite feminine lines, Cupcakes and Cashmere. From casual to evening wear, Robin Luther’s Tulip is a one-stop shop. The next time you’re on the Country Club Plaza, pop in and check it out!

Tulip, 606 W 48th St, Kansas City, Missouri,


Anaphora and Post/Edit

Owned by the same group of fashion-forward folks, these sister stores are located at the shops at PrairieFire. Anaphora is filled with cutting-edge pieces from up-and-coming designers. The store is stunning from the fixtures to the merchandise. Shop luxurious fabrics and unique designs with a heavy modern minimalist theme. Anaphora is sophistication at its finest. Follow @shopanaphora on Instagram to shop new pieces and how to style them.

Anaphora, 5601 W 135th St, Overland Park


Post/Edit, the newest venture from the group, had their grand opening in July. Located across the street from Anaphora, this store showcases modern minimalist pieces, festival fringe and trend-spotting accessories, all with a price tag that will make you smile. Follow @shoppostedit on Instagram for new arrivals.

Post/Edit, 5621 West 135th St. Suite 2650, Overland Park,


Best of luck checking out these new stores! Have another location I should check out? Find me on Instagram @abbywoodwear to let me know your favorite local spots! HLM